Finally we now have a new pope. VIVA IL PAPA!
His name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He is 75 years old and is the 266th pope of the Catholic Church. He is the first pope from outside Europe in 1200 years, he is first the Jesuit pope and first to use the name Francis.
Full Text Of Pope Francis’ Speech
As you know, the duty of the conclave was to appoint a bishop of Rome, and it seems to me that my brother cardinals have chosen who is from far away. Here I am.
I would like to thank you for your embrace, also to the Roman Catholic Church and the bishops, thank you very much. And first and foremost, I would like to pray for our bishop emeritus, Benedict XVI
Let us pray together for him so that he is blessed by the Lord…
Let us begin this journey together… this journey for the Roman Catholic Church. It is a journey of friendship, of love, of trust, and faith. Let us pray always for one another. Let us pray for the whole world. Let us have a big brotherhood.
I wish that this journey for the Church, which we will start today… will bear fruits for the evangelizing of this beautiful city.
I would like to offer you my blessing. But I would like to ask a favor first. I would like to pray to the Lord so that the prayer of the people blesses also the new pontiff. Let us pray in silence your prayer for me.”
To know more about Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio visit wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Bergoglio
photo via: Our Lady of Manaoag Chapel FB page
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